Sunday, November 20 at 1:30pm Free
3101 - 14th St NE ● 14th & Irving St.
For Brookland’s African Americans in the 1950s & 1960s, the most central institution and the focus of community life was the Brookland Union Baptist Church. You are invited to explore this legacy, in word and photo, during a free buffet luncheon at Brookland’s first Black church. Bijan Bayne, a Brookland born commentator, will moderate a panel on Brookland’s Black history: from our home grown civil rights leaders to McKinley Tech & Turkey Thicket spawned sports professionals; from the importance of Brookland Union Baptist Church co-founder and visionary, Reverend Miles to long time residents sharing the fabric of life long ago. Panelists include Brookland co-author Rosie Dempsey, Brookland Civic president Caroline Petti, and Brookland history expert Laura Henley Dean. Brookland the book will be available for sale, and new images discovered since its publication will be displayed. This afternoon is co-sponsored by Brookland Civic and the Black Women’s Playwright Group. Info/RSVP appreciated but not required: BrooklandBook@gmail.com Or visit BrooklandDChistory.com